The last time Pebble decided that it wanted funding from the masses, the wearable expert managed to raise more than $10 million on Kickstarter back in 2012. Now, the company is back with a bang and this time, it is asking the public to crowdfund not one, but three different products, which you will find out about shortly.
Here Are The Three Different Pebble Products That Require Funding – Each Product Features Its Own Unique Functionality
With three Pebble products, it looks like the company is going to have to get more than just $10 million in crowdfunding, so let us walk you through each product and deliver a little detail about its functionality.
Pebble 2 ($99 on Kickstarter)
According to the company, Pebble 2 features the following:
“Our new Pebble smartwatches keep you connected and in control during your busy day: they serve up notifications, show your schedule, and even let you perform simple tasks with the click of a button.
With built-in activity tracking, heart rate monitor, and our updated suite of Health tools, Pebble is the only thing you’ll ever need on your wrist.”
Pebble Time 2 ($169 on Kickstarter)
Pebble Time 2 isn’t much different than Pebble 2 other than the fact that it features a larger watch face. Additionally, it also sports a heart rate monitoring sensor that will easily allow you to monitor your vitals when you are engaged in a grueling exercise regime. Pebble has managed to provide us some valuable insight concerning both wearables.
“Pebble 2 and Time 2 come standard with multi-day battery life, water resistance down to 30 meters, and e-paper displays that make them readable indoors and out. Like all our products, Pebble 2 and Time 2 work with both iOS and Android smartphones.”
Pebble Core ($69 on Kickstarter)
This is probably the first time that we have seen Pebble go down this road with a phone-free fitness tracking gadget that also sports a GPS tracker. Moreover, the core is able to stream music from Spotify and syncs GPS data with Runkeeper, Strava and Under Armour Record. It also features a 3G modem inside so that it does not require your smartphone to be carried around with you every time you want to be updated about something.
These are the three products present on Kickstarter that Pebble wants to start producing on a massive scale. If you are interested in backing these three products, then you can visit the crowdfunding website, and provide a donation if you think the product is worth it. However, be warned that in case the product does not manage to reach your doorstep, you will not receive a refund.
Not long ago, PayPal announced that payments made through crowd funding sites will no longer be covered by PayPal’s Purchase Protection plan. In case you didn’t know, the company’s Purchase Protection system has been in place on sites like eBay for many years now, and what it does is that it offers those who buy items the chance to open up a moderated dispute with the seller if the item they receive is not as described or it simply never arrives. Now, since the probability that crowd funded projects will probably never reach the consumer have risen an all-time-high, PayPal has been forced to make this decision.